Isn’t this license plate great?
Again, I am guilty of slacking in the blog writing department. Sometimes it is easier to just get things done and move on.
I look back to when I first started this blog and how difficult it was for me to let go of anything! Back then I thought I would honor each trinket with a photo, perform Reiki on each object and send it off to what I determined to be the best use for the object. Back then I knew there was no other way for me to let go. I needed the rituals to form a new habit, become comfortable with the emotional process and forge change. Without the rituals I would have failed miserably.
Once I began to feel less resistance letting go, I realized that the individualized ritual was cumbersome and slowed my progress. So, I adapted the ritual to photographing and performing Jakikiri Joka Ho on multiple items at once. Things moved along quicker and with surprisingly even less resistance.
Now, I have managed to let go of many possessions. Yet, I am not close to having an empty house. At this stage I feel driven to let go of things. I keep boxes at the ready. I walk around the house and take things off the wall at random, place them in boxes and actively look for the next thing to add to the box. When the box is full I perform Jakikiri Joka Ho, snap a photo or not, and take it to the thrift store.
This week Big Brothers and Big Sisters called asking for donations. They said they would be grateful for even one or two small items. I started filling boxes. I had no plan. I just looked for anything that I could let go of in that moment. Letting go on demand! I filled 2 boxes with clothing, 1 box with housewares, 2 boxes with books and 1 box with wall decor. I performed Jakikiri Joka Ho on all 6 boxes at once, took 1 photo…. DONE with even less resistance, no remorse and bit of delight!
I still have too much stuff, but the letting go is getting easier:-)
Jakikiri Joka Ho
Today as I snapped my pics and performed Jakikiri Joka Ho on the items, I started to feel bad about dumping my stuff on someone else. I began to wonder if I should just throw it all out??? Perhaps my stuff didn’t have any value to others??? Perhaps I had just attached too much value to these things that I no longer USED??? Perhaps my things never had any value??? Perhaps giving them to another was a burden instead of a gift???
Then I realized that I was being judgemental. I reminded myself that it wasn’t my place to judge EVER. I should not judge the value of an item to another. Afterall, that would be judging them as well as the item. That would be unfair to all. So I finished up my Reiki, had my husband pack up the SUV and headed to the thrift shoppe one more time.
Funny thing….. as my husband was unloading the SUV, the man at the collection site said to my husband, “Boy you sure are giving away a lot of good stuff!”. So much for all my worrying.
Don’t be afraid to let go. You may be holding on to another man’s treasure:-)
Jakikiri Joka Ho
I cleaned out a kitchen cabinet. You know the one full of plastic containers and lids. It was so stuffed that I could rarely open it without something falling out, and sometimes the door just wouldn’t close completely.
I am not proud. However, it is the truth.
When I was finished sorting though it all, I had an entire kitchen garbage bag full of mismatched lids and containers to discard, a Rubbermaid bin full of things to give away, and a neatly organized cabinet FULL of useful items.
So it seems that you can let go of the broken and useless, share the good with others, and still have more than you could ever need.
Jakikiri Joka Ho